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A Quranic Name for Girls

How to pronounce Amina

After + MIddle + NUmber

Each block is a syllable. Thick black border indicates stress/emphasis. Other pronunciations are acceptable.
Arabic Spelling (How to write Amina in Arabic)آمنة
Quranic Nature
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Directly Mentioned
Alternate spellings of AminaAamina Amena. Aamena Amna Amnah Aminah Aamiyneh Aamiynah Aameneh Aamenah Aameyneh Aameynah Aamineh Aaminah Aamyneh Aamiyna
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Meaning of Amina

Amina means ‘safe one’, someone who is protected from all that causes fear. It is the name of Prophet Muhammad’s mother (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam wa alaiha salaam). Note that the emphasis is on the A at the beginning (thus a long Aa and a quick mina), as opposed to the name Ameena where the emphasis is on the mee.

And Allah presents an example: a city which was safe and secure, its provision coming to it in abundance from every location, but it denied the favors of Allah. So Allah made it taste the envelopment of hunger and fear for what they had been doing. {16:112}

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Reader Comments:

  1. on Wednesday 15th of July 2015 01:16:15 PM

    Very Beautiful name Amina …mashallah…My sister is called Amina she is an very brave active beautiful girl Mashallah..she is very very intelligent little girl..Mashallah ..may Allah bless her with an long healthy Happy life..Ameen.

  2. on Monday 26th of October 2015 10:20:29 AM

    Assalamu alaikum 🙂
    Alhamdulillah I am a revert to islam. I chose the name Amina as a muslim name for me as it is the name of the mother of our beloved Rasulullah (saws). I ask Allah to grant good and pious children like Prophet Muhammad (saws) to me and to all of you who is hoping to have children. I also love the name Amina because it reminds me of prayer, as we say Amiin after reading Qur’an and making du’aa. The meaning (safe and secure) also pleases me as I have been lonely for a long part of my life and felt unsafe before entering islam. …SubhanAllah 🙂

  3. on Monday 8th of February 2016 03:10:40 AM

    that makes makes my heart melt this name do so much Amina.

  4. on Thursday 10th of March 2016 11:02:49 AM

    Don’t k ow why Turkish have such awfully offensive meaning that of such pious name.

  5. on Friday 13th of May 2016 06:45:50 PM


  6. on Monday 20th of June 2016 03:02:01 PM

    Allahu Akbar . I name my child Amina Because Its was the name of our beloved Rasulullah (SAW ) And The Same Name Happens To Be The Name Of My Lovely Mother .She Is So Kind At Heart Calm As Water And Humble .Alhamdulila .I Love The Name Also Because Of The Meaming (Safe and Secured )

  7. on Tuesday 5th of July 2016 10:59:14 AM

    I pray that THE ALMIGHTY may let me have someone with this name for all my life & hereafter. #Amm

  8. on Sunday 25th of September 2016 11:26:03 AM

    aamina is a very beautiful name can you pleaseadd it

  9. on Tuesday 8th of November 2016 12:45:26 PM

    Thank U mashaallah it has got a beautiful meaning my name is amino but I did not know it had such a beautiful meaning

  10. on Sunday 18th of December 2016 02:51:38 AM

    Amina is my best friend name.she is very intelligent and superb girl she is my best friend forever I love her a lot and i care her alot

  11. on Thursday 9th of March 2017 04:35:15 PM

    Assalamu alaikum …I like this name very much….And I am proud of it…like such this name…

  12. on Wednesday 23rd of August 2017 07:34:00 PM

    I like the name amila because it keeps me going Allah Akbar.

  13. on Monday 25th of September 2017 06:49:34 PM

    Amina is a beautiful name, and i am soo happy that it’s my name!

  14. on Tuesday 26th of September 2017 10:13:02 PM

    Amina was my beloved mothers name she died 2months& has left me heart broken. She was kind, caring & trustworthy. She was always 1st to give charity & was well respected. I love this name as there was no other like my beautiful mother. This name was our prophet pbuh mothers name, its unique & has a high ranking. May my mother be resting with our Prophets pbuh mother in the hereafter ins’sha’Allah Ameen x

  15. on Saturday 18th of November 2017 04:51:10 AM

    In response to “Anonymous on Thursday 10th of March 2016 11:02:49 AM” from a Turkish person: Turkish people DON’T have an awfully offensive meaning for the name. We use this name too. However, as it is spelled here (Amina) it’s spelled the same way a bad phrase is in our language. This bad phrase is also pronounced differently than the name in question. Further, we spell the name as Emine and see it as a beautiful and pious name just like everyone else in the Muslim world. Not every English spelling of every name translates well to every language, let’s please keep that in mind 🙂

  16. on Saturday 18th of November 2017 05:26:27 AM

    I just posted a comment in response to comment 4 here but it’s not showing up anymore (not sure if it got deleted) but I’m just gonna post it again because comment 4 is kinda misleading. This name in Turkish doesn’t have an awfully offensive meaning, however the spelling “Amina” and the way it’s pronounced in Turkish does. In Turkish the name is spelled “Emine” and is regarded as a beautiful and pious name, just like it is for the rest of the Muslim world. However, if you’re planning on living in Turkey for whatever reason you might want to go with a spelling other than “Amina.” As with every name, the spelling will vary from language to language and occasionally misunderstandings can happen. It’s not the fault of the language/people, just an unfortunate coincidence.

  17. on Thursday 14th of February 2019 08:12:23 AM

    Whe named oure babygirl Amina but in Türkiye you spell it like emine

  18. on Tuesday 16th of March 2021 07:36:05 AM

    I convert in Islam and I did not choice what my name but suddenly coming to the mouth is Amina I like my name to much.. Im proud Amina.

  19. on Monday 12th of April 2021 09:15:55 AM

    My little girl she’s 4 and I chose the name amina for her it’s a beautiful name Mashalla everyone says she has a beautiful name Mashalla

  20. on Saturday 4th of September 2021 12:42:15 PM

    My baby girl’s name is Amina. She is now 6 years old MashaAllah. She is kind, caring, wise, intelligent, thoughtful, athletic, creative and an all rounder. I am so blessed Alhamdulilah. Beautiful name of a beautiful girl inside and out.

  21. on Thursday 7th of October 2021 07:16:34 PM

    I’m so grateful to be called Amina! I’ve never realised the true meaning behind this name!

  22. on Sunday 20th of March 2022 11:29:23 PM

    I’m so grateful and happy to be called Amina❤.I have never realised the true meaning of this wonderful name 😍Masha-Alah❤.Thanks for the post. Superb👌

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